LA Weekend Events Roundup February 8-11

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From festive Mardi Gras celebrations to new art exhibitions, here are the top LA weekend events for February 8-11.

Edited by Christina Wiese.

EVENTS

Cool Runnings photo courtesy of Disney25th Anniversary of ’Cool Runnings’
Feb. 8. Celebrate the start of the Winter Olympics with a special screening of the cult classic that follows four Jamaicans’ journey to bobsledding glory. “Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time! Cool Runnings!”. Doors 6 p.m.; Raffle Prizes 6:45 p.m.; Movie 7 p.m. $10 ticket includes reserved seat, small popcorn and 12 oz bottled drink. The El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. elcapitantheatre.com

 

 

 

Pan African Film + Arts FestivalPan African Film + Arts Festival
Feb. 8-19. This festival, now in its 26th year, is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression. PAFF showcases over 150 quality new films and over 100 fine artists from the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, highlighting the diversity of people of African descent. Check website for movie showtimes, ArtFest hours and ticket information. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., L.A.; Cinemark Baldwin Hills and XD, 4020 Marlton Ave., L.A., 310.337.4737. paff.org

 

 

Cupid’s Undie RunCupid’s Undie Run
Feb. 10. Don your best undergarments and join hundreds of Angelenos for the nation’s largest pantless party featuring a one-mile run along the Santa Monica beachfront. After the brief workout, the party continues at The Victorian. 100 percent of the net proceeds will go to Children’s Tumor Foundation which specializes in neurofibromatosis research. Noon-4 p.m. $40. 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. cupids.org

 

 

 

Skyspace LASPONSORED
Valentine’s Day at OUE Skyspace LA

Now Available. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by enjoying breathtaking 360-degree views from the tallest building on the West Coast and a romantic ride on the Skyslide. Skyspace has curated exclusive packages for the special celebration which includes discounted general admission tickets, chocolate covered strawberries for you and your loved one to enjoy, a Hot Shots photo to bring home your memorable visit and more. See website to buy packages. 633 West Fifth St. #840, downtown, 213.894.9000. oue-skyspace.com

 

 

Mardi Gras at The Original Farmers MarketMardi Gras at The Original Farmers Market
Feb. 10-11, 13. The spirit of New Orleans lands in central L.A. for three days of family-friendly fun. Purple, green and gold decor set the stage for the 29th annual event that features bead throwing, crafts, Mardi Gras bands, an adorable pup parade and traditional fare like beignets, Dixie beer, Cajun gumbo and jambalaya. See website for full schedule. Sa noon-7 p.m.; Su noon-7:30 p.m.; Tu 6-9 p.m. Free. 6333 W. 3rd St., L.A. farmersmarketla.com

 

 

 

Beverly Hills Celebrates the Year of the DogBeverly Hills Celebrates the Year of the Dog
Feb. 11. The Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau hosts its seventh annual Chinese New Year celebration, featuring the “Charming Jing-Jin-Ji” variety show with live acrobatics, musical performances and more. 2 p.m. $8. Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 800.345.2210. lovebeverlyhills.com

 

 

 

 

Broken Hearts CircusBroken Hearts Circus
Feb. 11. The annual anti-Valentine’s Day shindig, hosted by Angel City Brewery, returns for another year of amusement and games from Two-Bit Circus, magicians, dinner courtesy of Market Burger and Downtown Taco, and sweet treats from Ridges Churros. Singles and couples both welcome. 1-7 p.m. Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St., downtown. angelcitybrewery.com

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Vintner Dinner Series at SawyerVintner Dinner Series at Sawyer
Feb. 8. The Silver Lake staple brings new life to the second Thursday of each month with a new collaborative series highlighting California’s top winemakers. The inaugural event will showcase Angeleno Wine Company and Koehnen Wine Company with vintners Jasper Dickson and John Koehnen on-hand pouring flights and educating guests on natural winemaking techniques. Reservations encouraged. $25/pp. 3709 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.641.3709. sawyerlosangeles.com

 

 

 

NIGHT + MARKET Sahm Photo by Kimberlyn GonzalezNIGHT + MARKET Sahm
Now Open. The west side just got a bit more festive with the opening of NIGHT + MARKET’s third outpost. Expect the usual fare—nam khao tod (crispy rice salad), larbs, khao sois—alongside the signature brightly colored walls and pink beaded curtains. Chef Intu-On (Rustic Canyon) helms the kitchen while Peggy Keplinger (State Bird in San Francisco) leads the front of house. 5-11 p.m., W-M. 2533 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.301.0333. nightmarketla.com

 

 

 

Oscars Countdown CocktailsOscars Countdown Cocktails
Now Available. Ever Bar is rolling out limited-edition libations (Shape of Water-inspired cocktail pictured) in honor of this year’s Best Picture nominees. Guests will receive a ballot and a single punch for each cocktail tried; those who complete the ballot can turn in their sheet for a chance to win a one-night stay at The Kimpton Everly Hotel, among other prizes. 1800 Argyle Ave., Hollywood, 213.279.3534. everlyhotelhollywood.com

 

 

 

STYLE + BEAUTY

Bario Neal Pop-Up at ReservoirBario Neal Pop-Up at Reservoir
Feb. 9-11. Upgrade your personal jewelry collection by designing a custom cluster ring with Bario Neal. Design manager Sarah Matias will be on-hand to showcase the current collection and provide inspiration to guests and soon-to-be-brides. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Reservoir at Platform LA, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. reservoir-la.com

 

 

Art of Motion Picture Costume Design  Art of Motion Picture Costume Design  
Through Apr. 7. The FIDM Museum & Galleries show off costumes from popular 2017 films, including the Academy Award nominees for Best Costume Design. Featured flicks include Dunkirk, Phantom Thread and Wonder Woman. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tu-Sa. Free. FIDM Museum, 919 S. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.623.5821. fidmmuseum.org

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Jasper Johns at The Broad
Opens Feb. 10. One of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, Jasper Johns (born 1930) rose to prominence in the 1950s with a new style of painting that rejected abstract expressionism and helped give rise to the pop, minimal and conceptual art movements. View the first full survey of the artist’s work in more than 20 years in the United States, opening at the Broad museum downtown—the exhibition’s exclusive U.S. venue. See website for ticket entry and pricing. thebroad.org

 

 

 

American Indian Arts MarketplaceMasters of the American West
Feb. 10-Mar. 25. The country’s premier Western art show finds 70 contemporary, nationally recognized artists presenting their paintings and sculptures at the Autry Museum of the American West. On opening day, February 10, art aficionados can attempt to claim a piece for themselves, and the exhibition is subsequently open to museumgoers. New artists this year include Sue Lyon, Kevin Red Star and Tony Abeyta. 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A., 323.667.2000. theautry.org

 

 

 

Photo: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil‘Luzia’ 
Through Feb. 11. Billed as “a waking dream of Mexico,” this Cirque du Soleil show consists of surrealistic visual surprises and water-drenched acrobatic performances, bringing multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico to the stage. Check website for schedule. Tickets start at $50, under 2 free. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., L.A. cirquedusoleil.com

 

 

 

 

'Ironbound' photo by Chris Whitaker

‘Ironbound’
Through Mar. 4. This moving work by award-winning playwright Martyna Majok spans 22 years to tell the story of Darja, a Polish immigrant who gets by with a cleaning job and her sheer will. See website for showtimes and pricing. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.org

 

 

 

 

‘Water by the Spoonful’ photo by Craig Schwartz‘Water by the Spoonful’
Through Mar. 11. The second in Hudes’ (In the Heights) trilogy of plays, Water follows the four disparate members of an online chat room for recovering addicts. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

 

Cool Runnings photo courtesy of Disney. NIGHT + MARKET Sahm Photo by Kimberlyn Gonzalez. Jasper Johns at The Broad photo by Christina Wiese. Luzia Photo: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil. ‘Ironbound’ photo by Chris Whitaker. ‘Water by the Spoonful’ photo by Craig Schwartz.

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